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20Photos from The Hills Premiere Party, In Case You Care

You know, every now and then, something will happen that reminds me that I’m getting more mature. Like, I’ll carry the trash bag all the way to the trash chute, instead of just setting it in the hall outside my apartment and trusting that someone else will get so sick of the smell that they’ll take it to the trash chute for me. When I tell people I’m going to the gym later this afternoon, it’s the truth. When my cats are crying because they’re hungry at 6:30 in the morning, I get out of bed and give them food, rather than grabbing the water gun off the bed stand and shooting at them until they shut up. And, in the ultimate proof that I am becoming a full-fledged adult, I no longer care about The Hills. It’s true. I don’t watch it and I don’t want to. Every now and then I get a little pang of guilt about it, but it quickly passes. I really didn’t care at all about The Hills‘ season premiere on Monday and I’m not afraid to admit it.

But here are the pictures. Because I don’t think I’ll ever get old enough that I don’t want to look at other people’s dresses.

Also: Did Heidi get her lips done recently? Yes or no?

August 19, 2008 at 9:31 pm by Evil Beet

29America ::Hearts:: the Olympics

Here are the 10 most-watched broadcast network prime-time shows for the week ended Sunday, according to Nielsen Media Research:

1. Summer Olympics (Tuesday), NBC, 34 million
2. Summer Olympics (Saturday), NBC, 31.6 million
3. Summer Olympics (Monday), NBC, 30.2 million
4. Summer Olympics (Thursday), NBC, 29.7 million
5. Summer Olympics (Wednesday), NBC, 27.7 million
6. Summer Olympics (Sunday), NBC, 27.2 million
7. Summer Olympics (Friday), NBC, 26.1 million
8. Two and a Half Men, CBS, 8.1 million
9. NCIS, CBS, 7.2 million
10. 60 Minutes, 7.1 million

On average, the viewership numbers for these Olympics are 13% higher than we saw during the Athens games.

NBC owes Mr. Phelps a thank-you note.

August 19, 2008 at 6:10 pm by Evil Beet

13CNN Is “Ignorant”

This is what appeared on CNN’s website earlier in the week.

Apparently they were kind enough to remove the quotes after receiving complaints, but they still haven’t gotten around to getting Portia De Rossi’s name correct.

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Thanks Anna!

August 19, 2008 at 4:12 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Ellen Degeneres

45Caption This

On the left: Vogue editrix, and the inspiration behind The Devil Wears Prada, Anna Wintour.

On the right: Greatest Olympic Athlete of Our Time … in bed … Michael Phelps.

I don’t know when or where this picture was taken, or how in God’s name these two came to be in the same room, let alone sitting directly next to each other, but we all need to start talking about it, pronto.

Go.

August 19, 2008 at 1:37 pm by Evil Beet

12Hey Remember When I Said the New Heidi Montag Track Was the Worst Song Ever?

I was mistaken.

Here’s the video for Katharine McPhee’s cover of “I Know What Boys Like,” from the House Bunny soundtrack.

This is worse.

I mean, it just blows my mind how many exceptionally talented people are wandering around Hollywood waiting tables while videos and songs like this are getting produced by major studios. It looks like a freakin’ student film. And by “student” I mean “middle-schooler.” This is so, so awful.

August 19, 2008 at 1:23 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Katharine McPhee

19The Terrorists Have Some Demands

Here’s Joe “Dead Eyes” Francis announcing that he’s suing the people who kept him in a Florida jail to the tune of $300M.

“I recently experienced an unbelievable miscarriage of justice that made a victim not just of me, but of all Americans who cherish their constitutional right to free expression … If this can happen to me, it can happen to you.”

This dude is so, so creepy. It’s like, if you’re one of those people struggling to grow spiritually, and you feel like you can’t quite grasp exactly what a soul is, watch Joe Francis in this video. And when you ask yourself, “What is it that seems to be missing with this guy?” just know that the answer is “a soul.”

August 19, 2008 at 1:14 pm by Evil Beet
Filed Under: Joe Francis